Answer in Organic Chemistry for Essie #267741
March 27th, 2023
between aldehyde and ketone which is more reactive
Aldehydes are typically more reactive than ketones due to the following factors.
- Aldehydes are less hindered than ketones (a hydrogen atom is smaller than any other organic group).
- The carbonyl carbon in aldehydes generally has more partial positive charge than in ketones due to the electron-donating nature of alkyl groups. Aldehydes only have one e– donor group while ketones have two.